Find Hot Summer Fun in Southern Maryland This Weekend, July 7-9, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Published on July 3, 2017

Find Hot Summer Fun in Southern Maryland This Weekend, July 7-9, 2017

The temperatures are heating up – and the Southern Maryland calendar is full of great events. Check out these three events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, July 7-9, 2017.

Newtowne Players Present “Once Upon a Mattress”

It’s chaos in the kingdom!

Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak, and his terror-of-a-wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken over control of the kingdom. In an attempt to keep her only son Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess who can pass her test may marry her son. Until Dauntless marries, no one else in the kingdom may marry either! Sir Harry volunteers to find a princess, but will she be able to pass the Queen’s impassable test?  Will King Sextimus regain his rightful position as leader of the kingdom, and most importantly will everyone finally be able to marry?

See what happens when the Newtowne Players present the hit Broadway musical “Once Upon a Mattress” this month. The play will take place at Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Dr. in Lexington Park.

You can see the play at 8 p.m. on Fridays, July 7, 14, 21, 28; Saturdays, July 8, 15, 22, 29; and Thursdays, July 13, 20, 27. Sunday matinees take place at 3:30 p.m. on July 9, 16, 23, 30. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for military/seniors/students, and $13 for children under 12. Visit www.newtowneplayers.org or call 301-737-5447 for reservations.

(Image via Newtowne Players)

It’s Sharkfest in Calvert County!

Sharks are fascinating creatures, and the Calvert Marine Museum’s Sharkfest is your chance to learn all about them!

Sharkfest will take place Saturday, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons. Regular museum admission applies; museum members are free.

Live sharks will be featured in the Corbin Pavilion, along with sturgeon from NRG Energy—The Chalk Point Generating Station. The museum will be full of hands-on opportunities to explore the diversity of sharks and their remarkable history on planet Earth. Learn fascinating ‘sharktoids’, examine evidence of prehistoric sharks, paint a shark mural, make a shark-themed craft, get your face painted ($5 fee), and take your picture in the life-size jaws of a Megalodon shark. Slide down the jaws of a giant inflated shark, sponsored by Tidewater Dental.

Shop the museum store for shark-themed mementos to take home, and enjoy food and drink from Captain Smith’s Seafood and Rita’s Ice.

For more information, visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

Hear Hot Jazz at Annual Music and Seafood Festival

What’s better than great music on a Southern Maryland summer night?

How about great jazz on the lawn at the St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point? The annual Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival will take place Saturday, July 8, at the museum. Gates open at noon; the music begins at 3 p.m.

Overlook the beautiful Potomac River as you enjoy the music of three jazz groups. Vendors will be on hand selling a variety of scrumptious seafood, desserts, and hard and soft beverages. Boat rides to St. Clement’s Island State Park, Maryland’s first colonial landing in 1634, are offered as an optional experience for those who come early before the live music begins.

Tickets are available online only at https://www.instantseats.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.event&eventID=18FE2B10-B079-C95D-62AB6621569E5279. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Tickets are $65 per person and $60 each for museum members. Proceeds benefit museum education programs, preservation projects, exhibits, matching grants, and much more.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/PotomacJazzandSeafoodFestival/.

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